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[at-l] OT: Political essay.

At 01:05 PM 4/21/2005 -0400, Snodrog5@aol.com wrote:
>FDR said in 1944;
>It's not surprising that 6 decades later these ideas are still opposed by
>certain people.
>As far as keeping politics off an AT list, it is well to remember that the
>Trail was created by politics, was revived by politics, is kept alive by
>politics, and will have a future decided by politics.

Or *NOT* have a future. Those who love the outdoors in general should look 
at FDR's conservation policies before writing him off as a disaster over 
his economic policies. He was a lifelong member of the Adirondack Mountain 
Club (see <http://www.adk-nyc.org/Footprints/Events/FDR.htm>) and worked to 
protect the Adirondack forest preserve. Even if you don't hink that 
feeding, clothing, sheltering and educating the less fortunate is a good 
thing, you should give him credit for protecting wild lands.